Binh Chanh Police find prosecuted duck shepherd not guilty

The Investigation Agency under the Binh Chanh district Police Department yesterday officially suspended criminal charge against Mr. Nguyen Van Bi who had built a hut to tend ducks on his land.

Mr. Nguyen Van Bi has been found not guilty (Photo: SGGP)

Colonel Nguyen Van Quy, former head of the district police, signed a decision to prosecute him for violating house building regulations.

After Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper and other press agencies informed the nonsense prosecution, the Ho Chi Minh City Police’s Investigation Agency had inspected the case and determined that Mr. Bi’s hut building does not constitute a crime and the district police’s proposal to prosecute him was unfounded.

Hence, the city’s Police requested Colonel Quy to withdraw inspection conclusions to Mr. Bi and suspended legal proceedings against him.

This case followed a similar one in which the owner of Xin chao coffee shop in the same district was also wrongly prosecuted for illegal business. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc ordered to stop criminalizing the matter.

Afterwards, Binh Chanh Police suspended criminal charge against the coffee shop owner and apologized to him.

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By Ai Chan – Translated by Hai Mien

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